Join us this summer, 2021, for the Best of ChemEd: a free three-day virtual event hosted by AACT
Together ChemEd 2023 and 2025 committees are organizing the “Best of ChemEd” symposium with the help of AACT. Engaging sessions each day along with social events will highlight what ChemEd is all about – a community of chemistry teachers sharing ideas, resources and successes.
Covid update: To keep everyone safe we will be having a slightly different, though no less informative ChemEd this year. We plan to have a version of ChemEd 2021, but it will be part of the free American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) Virtual Summer Symposia. In 2023, ChemEd will return to the University of Guelph campus allowing for hands on labs, workshops and demonstrations, along with the variety of events focused on teaching chemistry. It is a chance to be part of a community of dedicated and involved science teachers and educators. Reach out to us via email and/or Twitter.
Summer 2023 – The University of Guelph, Ontario will be hosting ChemEd 2023 back in Canada – on campus.
Summer 2025 – Colorado School of Mines, Colorado will be hosting 2025! (First ChemEd ever hosted in Colorado!)
ChemEd 2023 will be the 50th anniversary for ChemEd and be hosted by the University of Guelph, returning to Canada where it began in 1973. The first ChemEd was held at the University of Waterloo and has matured having established many ChemEd traditions, such as the Reg Friesen lecture, an ice cream social, children/family program, Mole Day breakfast and Mole Stroll/Run. The end-of-conference celebration showcasing the hosting community was a tradition that began in its inaugural year.
This biennial conference is the largest in North America for educators involved in teaching high school and introductory chemistry. It is an opportunity for teachers and educators to gather for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment. In recent years, the conference attendance has ranged from 400 to 800 educators.